Power Play: Washington Week in Review

Power Play: Washington Week in Review Sept. 19

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NEW Logo_PPSV_transparent_smallWeek in Brief

House Energy & Commerce Committee Marks Up Five Bills Related to Various Healthcare Issues, Including the Mental Health First Aid Bill.

CMS Data Shows an 8% Decrease in Hospital Readmission Rates Nationally Between 2010 and 2015.


September 14

OMB Receives Final Rule on Merit-Based Incentive Payment System and Alternative Payment Models in Medicare Fee-for-Services.


September 12

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) Highlights GAO Reports Finding Health Insurance Marketplace Fraud Vulnerabilities.

Republican Leaders of Senate Finance, House Ways & Means, and House Energy & Commerce Committees Send Letter to CMS Concerning Medicare Fraud.

September 14

House Ways & Means Committee Holds Hearing on Spurring Health Care Innovation.

Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Johnny Isakson (R-GA) Issues Statement Urging Continued VA Reform Using Commission on Care Recommendations.

House Energy & Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Conducts Joint Hearing on the Affordable Care Act; Ranking Member Franke Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) Issues Statement Related to the Hearing.

September 15

House Energy & Commerce Committee to Repackage 21st Century Cures Bill, Renew Push for Passage.

Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee Holds Hearing on the State of Health Insurance Markets.

House Energy & Commerce Committee Republican Leaders Sent a Referral Letter to HHS-OIG Regarding the NFL-NIH Grant.

Senate HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) Releases Statement on Public Option Plan Proposed by Senate Democrats.


Department of Health and Human Services

September 14

HHS OIG Releases its Medicaid Fraud Control Units Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Report, Announcing $744 Million in Criminal and Civil Recoveries.

Other News

GAO Releases Reports:


Congressional Hearings/Markups

Department of Health and Human Services

For more information about this issue of Power Play: Washington Week in Review or more legislative and regulatory updates, contact the Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville Government Relations and Public Policy group at (202) 466-6550.

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